Matthew T. Galati is a Senior Associate in the Firm’s Philadelphia Office. Matt leads the Firm’s U.S. Investors and Entrepreneurs Division, dedicated to representing individuals and companies seeking use of foreign investment in the immigration context. He has experience with nearly every aspect of immigration law and focuses the majority of his practice on EB-5-related matters. Matt has handled the preparation of hundreds of Form I-526 and Form I-829 petitions, as well as regularly advising U.S. companies utilizing the program. Further, Matt has creatively utilized other visa classifications in order to secure immigration benefits for his entrepreneurial clientele.
He also regularly advises companies in the corporate context, with a focus on immigration compliance. Matt’s previous representations have included representing clients before immigration court, in appellate proceedings, and most notably as counsel pro hac vice in the seminal EB-4 Religious Minister case Shalom Pentecostal Church v. Beers, No. 11-4491 (D.N.J. Sept. 16, 2013).
Matt has been a panelist and moderator on immigration law topics for numerous organizations across the country and around the world, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association, EB-5 Diligence, NES Capital, The Investment Migration Summit, and in various investor roadshows and migration agent trainings. Matt is a frequent author with dozens of publications in the industry, including in EB-5 Investors Magazine, The Legal Intelligencer, and The National Law Review, amongst others. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and serves on the Philadelphia chapter’s Executive Committee as its Vice Secretary. He was listed as a 2016-17 SuperLawyers Rising Star in the field of business immigration.